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Our dentist can enhance your smile with porcelain veneers

Porcelain veneers at our dentist Richmond are thin, custom-made shells of dental ceramic that are bonded to the front of a person's teeth to improve their appearance. They are a popular choice for individuals looking to enhance the look of their smile by covering up imperfections such as chips, cracks, gaps, and discolouration. Porcelain veneers are a more permanent solution compared to other cosmetic dental treatments, such as teeth whitening or bonding, and can last for several years with proper care. Let's find out more about them and see if they are right for you.

What can porcelain veneers correct?


At Sheen Dental we offer veneers that can be used to correct a variety of aesthetic issues with a person's teeth. Some common issues that can be corrected with veneers include:


  • Chipped or broken teeth: veneers can be used to cover up chips or cracks in a person's teeth, giving them a more cohesive and attractive appearance.

  • Gaps between teeth: if a person has gaps between their teeth that they would like to close, veneers can be used to fill in the space and create a more seamless smile.

  • Discoloured or yellowed teeth: porcelain veneers can be used to cover up discolouration or yellowing of the teeth, giving a person a brighter, more youthful smile.

  • Misshapen teeth: if a person has teeth that are misshapen or uneven, veneers can be used to reshape and contour them, giving them a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

  • Worn-down teeth: veneers can be used to restore the appearance of teeth that have become worn down over time, giving a person a more youthful and vibrant smile.


The process of getting porcelain veneers


The process of getting porcelain veneers at our dentist Richmond typically involves the following steps.


Consultation


The first step in getting porcelain veneers is to schedule a consultation with our dental professionals. During this consultation, our dentist will assess the patient's dental health and discuss their aesthetic goals for their smile. They will also take impressions of the patient's teeth and create a treatment plan.


Preparation


Once the treatment plan is finalised, the next step is to prepare the teeth for the veneers. This typically involves removing a small amount of enamel from the front of the teeth to make room for the veneers. Our dentist will numb the area to ensure the patient is comfortable during this process.


Fabrication


After the teeth have been prepared, our dentist will create the veneers. This typically involves taking impressions of the patient's teeth and sending them to a dental laboratory where the veneers are custom-made. The process of fabricating the veneers typically takes a few weeks.


Bonding


Once the veneers are completed, the patient will return to our dentist Richmond for the bonding process. During this appointment, our dental professional will clean and dry the patient's teeth, apply a special bonding agent to the fronts of the teeth, and then carefully place the veneers on top. The veneers are then cured using a special light, which helps to bond them securely to the teeth.

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